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Smokin' Dave's BBQ & Tap House

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820 Moraine Avenue, Estes Park, CO 80517-8005
970-577-7427
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11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 137
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great for take out

We bought the family meal for take out and it was great. Plenty to feed four adults and three kids with leftovers. The barbecue was excellent and contained a variety of meats in the family meal. The restaurant was packed with a long wait so we were happy to have ordered ahead and pick up our food... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
Emily B
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Dallas, Texas
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Dallas, Texas
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We bought the family meal for take out and it was great. Plenty to feed four adults and three kids with leftovers. The barbecue was excellent and contained a variety of meats in the family meal. The restaurant was packed with a long wait so we were happy to have ordered ahead and pick up our food! I would definitely... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I do not understand how this restaurant has gotten decent reviews. My boyfriend and I went here for dinner, and both of our meals were absolutely disgusting. Thing a giant pile of meat on a plate with little seasoning (or other redeeming qualities). The only person who came out ahead after this meal was my dog, who ate 90% of... More 

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North Mankato, Minnesota
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I have to start by saying that the first time we were at Smokin' Dave's was in April 2014 (off season) and it was pretty dang good. So good that when we recently went back to Estes Park (July 2015) we decided to try it again. Unfortunately it was not as we remembered. They were very, very busy (an hour... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We ate here twice during our stay. We would have come another time but the wait was too long. I prefer the plain ole pulled pork sandwich to the fancier Pitmaster. Good eats for sure.

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Winchester, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We had to wait longer than expected fro them to make up a to go platter but the food was very good. The service was good as well. The other nice thing is if you are on the west side of Estes Park you do not have to go thru the awful Estes Park traffic which is a big plus.

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South Milwaukee, Wisconsin
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

When we stopped to pick up our take-out order, there was an hour and 20 minute wait. Need I say more? This place is super popular and for good reason. The pulled pork and St. Louis pork ribs were outstanding. Prices are very reasonable. Worth the stop!!!

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Topeka, Kansas
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The wait time was long and seems to be most evenings. This is due to the incredible food. It is well worth it. My daughter ordered the mac and cheese wedges which are also amazing. I would like to consider myself a fried pickle snob and these definitely surpassed my expectations. All the food was incredible. Service was great. Staff... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Everything you read about the wait is true. Parking is also an issue. But don't miss dinner at Smokin' Dave's when you are in Estes Park. It is definitely worth the wait. The BBQ dishes are all awesome. Even with a big group we managed to score some tables on the patio and were eating within 45 minutes. The service... More 

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Malvern, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Arrived at 4p on a Monday thinking we'd get good service. Wrong!!! Waited 30 minutes for a table which makes you think the food must be really good or the place is woefully mis-managed. I must admit after waiting an hour for 2 sandwiches, 2 salads and a BBQ entree, the food was pretty good. As for the Manager, I'm... More 

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Johnsburg, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We were in Estes Pk for a week and every time we went to Smokin Daves the line was out the door. We tried different methods such as going early, week days instead of weekends, etc. There was always a line. So we decided to bite the bullet and wait. We were able to sit at the bar and before... More 

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Additional Information about Smokin' Dave's BBQ & Tap House

Address: 820 Moraine Avenue, Estes Park, CO 80517-8005
Phone Number: 970-577-7427
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Estes Park
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Barbecue

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 820 Moraine Avenue, Estes Park, CO 80517-8005
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Estes Park
  • Phone Number: 970-577-7427

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?